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Voluntary “corona” overtime hours in the crucial sectors

On 1 April 2021, a bill was passed in the House of Representatives in plenary session on the extension of some corona support measures until 30 June 2021, including the additional quota of voluntary overtime hours in the crucial sectors.





You are probably familiar with the system of voluntary overtime hours: your employees can opt to work 120 overtime hours on an annual basis, apart from the ‘normal’ overtime hours worked under the general system. As an employer, you pay an allowance of 50% for these overtime hours but you do not have to grant compensation days as is the case under the general system. This is the basic quota.

A notable difference between the basic quota and the additional quota is without doubt that the “corona” voluntary overtime hours are gross = net. Your employees can opt for this if your company activity belongs to one of the crucial sectors.

Contact us if you wish to make use of this system of voluntary ‘corona’ overtime hours in the crucial sectors.

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